40 Under Forty: Meghan Shea

Meghan Shea

Age 36, Londonderry resident

Vice President, Clinical & Supportive Services, Families in Transition-New Horizons

Birthplace: Manchester

Family: Wife, Lauren; two sons, Aidan and William

High school: Central High School, Manchester

College/post grad degrees: University of New Hampshire, B.A. (2006) — Social Work; University of New Hampshire, Masters in Social Work (2010)

What is the best career advice you ever received?

The best career advice I received was to focus on a specialty in my Social Worker career. This encouraged me to become dually licensed as a Social Worker (LICSW) and a drug and alcohol counselor (MLADC). Focusing on a specialty has permitted me to enhance the field of substance use disorders treatment within the arena of social work. Additional words of wisdom I learned has been to never say no to any opportunity that comes your way. This advice has allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and make change.

What motivates you to give back to your community?

My motivation to give back to my community stems from my family …

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